Worst Movies Based On Good Books


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1Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief

This should be #1, because it was a good book to start, but ruined as a movie. The movie did not follow the plot at all. - Hajj

This is just horrible. The book I loved the movie I hate. This should be number one.

Is nothing like the book at all should be way higher on this list

This Isn't A Terrible Movie, But The Books Are Far Better, So I See Why This Is On The List - VideoGamefan5

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2Bridge to Terabithia

I thought this movie and the book it was based on were just depressing. the idea of the girl drowning in the lake almost made wanna cry. this is a movie that I will not ever watch again because it describes the harsh reality of losing someone young at this age.

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3Carrie (2013)V1 Comment
4The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe

I loved these movies. They were amazing. - Disneylover

Amazing books, mediocre movies..

I thought the movie was actually all right. Mr Lewis didn't have much humour in the book(by the way I love comedy, who doesn't? ) and I'm glad they add some in the movie.

5The Cat In the Hat

The book, was creative, goofy, had a ton of effort put into it. Do you have any idea how much trouble Dr. Suess went through to publish this? He couldn't find anyone who would publish it, so he became a publisher who published it himself. The movie on the other hand, is the worst. Most kids today have read the book and don't even know that there IS a movie.

Don't watch it. I'm telling you right now. - Turkeyasylum

HOLY CRAP, this was horrendous! Right down from pop culture references to sexual innuendos, I'm just glad dr seuss's widow never allowed any live action adaptations of his work to ever happen again.

This Movie Is Just Horrible, The Book Is Cool, But This Movie Is Awful - VideoGamefan5

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6Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Holly Hills was a terrible character and the films were all generally quite depressing. Nowhere near as funny. - aldwych94

These 2 movies are 2 of the worst movies I've ever seen, the funny thing is there are more books after the 2nd one and they were gonna make the other ones into movies too, but these movies bombed big time at the box office so the producers killed all the other movies they were gonna make, and thank heavinly Jesus because these movies were HORRENDOUS

Patty Ferral was horrible! Scratch that. Calling her horrible is quite nice. She's a demon possessed child!

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Were the Twilight books any good? I haven't read them but from what I've heard, both novel and film were terrible.

I agree. Carrie was really good. And what is Lion Witch and Wardrobe doing on her

I actually really liked Carrie.

The Books Were Trash, This Was Trash - VideoGamefan5


I can rant about this movie on and on and I'm pretty tolerable about changes from the source material but this movie wasn't even good on it's own.

A Really Disappointing Movie, Nice Book, But Really Disappointing Film - VideoGamefan5

This was absolutely terrible if I wAtch it again...

Haven't seen the movie but the book is awesome!

9New Moon

The Book Was Trash, And This Was Also Trash - VideoGamefan5

10How the Grinch Stole Christmas

I love this movie! At least is better than "The Cat in the Hat"

This Film Is A Guilty Pleasure For Me - VideoGamefan5

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12Ramona and Beezus
13Dr. Seuss' The Lorax

Why is this on here? Although I did agree the movie was different from the book, they keep Dr Seuss unique style characters and personalities. The movie, I really like, it was enjoyable and really teaches people about the importance of per serving the environment.

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Nothing like the Bible. Totally sucked!

15Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters

They kind of ended the whole series in two movies instead of 6, and the ending makes absolutely no sense, way worse than the first one.

Just Like The First Percy Jackson Movie, Not A Horrible Movie, But The Books Are Far Better - VideoGamefan5

It was better than the first book, but still. Guys, come on guys.

Great phenomenal book, my least favorite movie - Username123

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16Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole
17Ender's Game
18Children of the Corn
19The Giver

The book is awesome but the movie is "based very, very loosely on the book." Just watch the trailer and you'll know.


I liked this move my only problem is that the scene for Edward getting stabbed is made and cutout, otherwise great adaptation

Instead it was basically a remake of hunger games

All the good parts (like someone getting stabbed in the eye) are out

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Top Remixes (4)

1. Carrie (2013)
2. Bridge to Terabithia
3. Twilight
1. Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief
2. Eragon
3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid
1. The Cat In the Hat
2. How the Grinch Stole Christmas
3. Dr. Seuss' The Lorax

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